'The Amazing Race Canada' is back and better than ever -- meet the season 8 teams

Meet the 10 teams competing in Season 8
June 22, 2022 2:49 p.m. EST

It’s Go Time, Canada! After 3 long years, The Amazing Race is finally returning for its eighth adrenaline-pumping season on July 5! Host Jon Montgomery is back, sending 10 teams across Canada on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Teams competing this season include an Olympian, a JUNO Award-winning singer, teachers, personal trainers, a firefighter, a comedian, entrepreneurs, a sales representative, a marketing expert, a motivational speaker, and Broadway performers.

There is a lot on the line for the teams this season including two, first-ever Chevrolet Silverado ZR2’s, a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two around the world (courtesy of GURU Organic Energy), a $250,000 cash prize, and the coveted title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions. No pressure or anything…

The Amazing Race Canada makes its return Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, beginning July 5. And you can count on Etalk to get you prepped for the new season with an all-new half-hour special, ETALK PRESENTS: THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, airing July 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.

To hold you over until the Season 8 premiere, here is a sneak peek at the teams that will keep you at the edge of your seat and glued to your TV all summer long!

Beverley & Veronica

Competitive best friends who are on a mission to be the next female team to win the Race.

Beverley Cheng

Age: 30

Hometown: Toronto

Occupation: Fitness Entrepreneur / Content Creator

Instagram: @beverleycheng


Veronica Skye

Age: 32

Hometown: Vancouver

Occupation: Travel Marketing / Run Club Leader

Instagram: @veronicaskye


Brendan & Connor

Fun-loving, family-oriented, and small-town brothers who are the life of every party.

Brendan McDougall

Age: 29

Hometown: McDougall, Ont.

Occupation: Sales Representative

Instagram: @mcdougally


Connor McDougall

Age: 26

Hometown: McDougall, Ont.

Occupation: Elementary School Teacher

Instagram: @connormcd14


Cassie & Jahmeek

An athletic and energetic engaged couple with big smiles and competitive spirits.

Cassie Day

Age: 31

Hometown: Toronto

Occupation: Entrepreneur / Personal Trainer

Twitter: @cassiedayyy

Instagram: @cassiedayyy


Jahmeek Murray

Age: 32

Hometown: Toronto

Occupation: Firefighter / Personal Trainer

Instagram: @jahjahbanks


Catherine & Craig

Long-time best friends and Broadway performers who know what it takes to beat the odds.

Catherine Wreford Ledlow

Age: 42

Hometown: Winnipeg

Occupation: Actor / Performer

Twitter: @CatherineWrefo2  

Instagram: @catherinewreford


Craig Ramsay

Age: 45

Hometown: Windsor, Ont.

Occupation: Performer / Host

Twitter: @craigramsayfit

Instagram: @craigramsayfit


Cedric & Tychon

A father and son who are in the race for every Black father and son across the country – with the hope of being the first Montréal team to win.

Cedric Newman

Age: 50

Hometown: Montréal

Occupation: Comedian / Mechanic

Twitter: @cedricnewman

Instagram: @comediancedricnewman


Tychon Carter-Newman

Age: 30

Hometown: Montréal

Occupation: Content Creator / Motivational Speaker

Twitter: @tychonxcarter

Instagram: @tychonxcarter


Court & Ali

A dating couple who want to be positive role models for Indigenous youth.

Siginaak (Blackbird) Court Larabee

Age: 39

Hometown: Whistler, B.C.

Occupation: Executive Director, Indigenous youth academy

Instagram: @thebirdandabear


Ali (Bear) Clark

Age: 33

Hometown: Fernie, B.C.

Occupation: Visual Artist / Coach, Indigenous youth academy

Instagram: @thebirdandabear


Dennis & Durrell

An active and competitive uncle and nephew who are passionate about being positive role models in their community.

Dennis Ashe

Age: 42

Hometown: Halifax

Occupation: Youth Development Teacher


Durrell Borden

Age: 33

Hometown: Halifax

Occupation: Law Student / Community Leader

Twitter: @durrellborden

Instagram: @durrellborden


Franca & Nella

Sisters, known as “Franella,” who are racing for the Filipino and immigrant community across Canada.

Franca Brodett

Age: 32

Hometown: Edmonton

Occupation: Assistant Dean of Development

Instagram: @franellagram


Nella Brodett

Age: 30

Hometown: Edmonton

Occupation: Director of Partnerships

Instagram: @franellagram


Jesse & Marika

Competitive and accomplished siblings who want to represent the Inuit population of Canada.

Jesse Cockney

Age: 32

Hometown: Canmore, Alta.

Occupation: Olympian / Student

Twitter: @jcockney

Instagram: @jcockney


Marika Cockney

Age: 29

Hometown: Canmore, Alta.

Occupation: Actor / Performer / Content Creator

Twitter: @marikasila

Instagram: @marikasila


Jully & Kathy

Close friends who are racing in memory of their late mothers.

Jully Black

Age: 44

Hometown: Toronto

Occupation: JUNO Award-winning Canadian Singer-Songwriter, dubbed “Canada’s Queen of R&B” / Producer / Actress

Twitter: @jullyblack

Instagram: @missjullyblack


Kathy Hunter

Age: 41

Hometown: Regina

Occupation: Director, Business Development

Instagram: @k_leesteeler


For more information on the teams competing on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, including team videos, bios, and exclusive content, visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada. As the go-to resource for the series, CTV.ca also includes full episodes and sneak peeks throughout the season.


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